Northland..has it all!!

For Sale - Timber Enterprises Limited - Kaingaroa - $450,000 (+gst if applicable)

Central to stunning West Coast, East Coast and Northern Beaches
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Prime Location on State Highway 10 - Thousands of Tourist passing by each day

  Click here to Bookmark Location: Kaingaroa - Far North New Zealand

Buy the business or not, this prime location offers the lot! 1.08 hectares of rural / industrial zone that's on State Highway 10 ( a major tourist route north) all within 25 minutes to some of the most stunning beaches New Zealand has to offer.  The potential as a tourism shop-stop alone is worth the sale by itself.

   Timber Enterprises sawmill is located on a freehold property 12 km north-east of Kaitaia. The sawmill occupies over 1 hectare of flat land and has operated from the same site for over 40 years. It has good road access and is close to major forests and log supplies.
   The sawmill comprises three buildings and the necessary access and storage yards. Buildings house the timber mill, drying area and workshop-office-staff facilities.

   The owners have reached a time in their life where they wish to retire and travel and it is for this reason that they are selling the sawmill. Timber Enterprises Ltd has long-term log supplies, a well organised sawmill with properly maintained plant and equipment, trained staff and established markets.

   The sawmill at Timber Enterprises is organised to maximise timber throughput. Logs are loaded on to the log chain, moved to the pneumatic log carriage with Jaymore setworks and then passed through the Stenner bandsaw head rig. From there, large flitches may go to the 12 blade frame saw and smaller flitches to the breast bench and docking saw, then through the anti-sapstain sprayer and out on to the carousel table for grading, selection and packaging.

   Timber is dried in the open air or in the drying sheds, or sold as green sawn. Slabs go to the hogger-chipper. There is also a good local market for chips, sawdust and firewood.

   The mill produces approximately 16 cubic metres of sawn timber per day.  Timber produced from the Timber Enterprises sawmill is exported (clear timber to USA, Australia and Asia), trucked to Whangarei and Auckland (where there are good framing markets) or sold locally to a long-standing customer for housing supply and export.

   Timber Enterprises are selling all of the assets required in the day-to-day operation of the sawmill including the freehold of the property.

Freehold land:  1.080 hectares and three buildings - sawmill, two timber drying sheds, multi-purpose building with lunch room, office, toilet and workshop-sawshop.

All of the sawmill equipment has been well maintained and is fully operational. Major assets are, but not limited to:
Mill Machinery
Stenner Head Rig
Breast Bench
Docking Saw
Slab Chain
Udy Frame Saw
Miyagawa Band Saw Sharpener
Back Gauge and Stretcher Roller
Circular Saw Grinder with 8 saws
9 x 6 inch band saws
Various other pieces of plant, equipment and tools
General Plant
Chemical tank
Welders (2)
Diesel tank
Water tank and pump
Water and sand blasters
Packaging equipment
General office equipment

Allis F20 Loader
Lees Sideshift Forkhoists (2)

A full list of plant and equipment is available on request to interested purchasers.

Kaitaia, is the most northern service centre in New Zealand and is an excellent base for exploring the Far North with its rich Maori and European history.  Tourism is an important industry with numerous scenic tours by air, land or sea. The most popular trip is along the sweeping sands of Ninety Mile Beach to Cape Reinga, the country's northernmost point. Kaitaia has a good shopping centre with cafes, restaurants, museum and schools.
Other local industries are forestry, dairying, sheep and dry stock farming, sub-tropical horticulture, and fishing. Kaitaia has the most northerly vineyard in New Zealand.

Day to day operations at the sawmill

Mill Business Hours:
7.30 am - 5.00 pm, Monday to Thursday.
7.30 am - 2.00 pm, Friday.

Timber Enterprises employs 9 staff including a chipper operator (part time). The two manager/owners bring the total to 11 staff.

Owner Assistance:
The present owners are prepared to assist the new owner, if required, for a period after settlement. Terms to be decided by mutual agreement.

Timber Prices onsite - Call 09-408-7991 for more details on pricing.


Timber Enterprises Limited

Timber Enterprises Limited

Travel Distances

Ninety Mile Beach 15 Minutes
Cape Reinga 1 hr
Bay Of Islands 45 Minutes
Kari Kari (East Coast) 15 Minutes
Kerikeri 45 minutes
Kaitaia 15 Minutes
Airport 10 Minutes

Contact: Timber Enterprises Limited
Kaingaroa, State Highway 10, Kaitaia,  New Zealand
Tel/Fax: +64 9 408 7991  Email:
Mobile: 025 995 323